Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo addresses Indonesian press in Jakarta, revealing that 1,300 residents had been taken hostage by armed separatists in remote villages. Photo: AFP Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo addresses Indonesian press in Jakarta, revealing that 1,300 residents had been taken hostage by armed separatists in remote villages. Photo: AFP
Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo addresses Indonesian press in Jakarta, revealing that 1,300 residents had been taken hostage by armed separatists in remote villages. Photo: AFP

Indonesian authorities working to end stand-off after armed separatists seized villages, taking 1,300 residents hostage

Nobody has yet been harmed, while about 700 heavily armed Indonesian military personnel are keeping watch over the situation

Topic |   Indonesia
Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo addresses Indonesian press in Jakarta, revealing that 1,300 residents had been taken hostage by armed separatists in remote villages. Photo: AFP Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo addresses Indonesian press in Jakarta, revealing that 1,300 residents had been taken hostage by armed separatists in remote villages. Photo: AFP
Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo addresses Indonesian press in Jakarta, revealing that 1,300 residents had been taken hostage by armed separatists in remote villages. Photo: AFP
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